Renewable Energy Disputes in the World Trade Organization
Article from: OGEL 3 (2015), in Renewable Energy Disputes
This paper examines selected legal aspects of the multilateral trade system regarding renewable energy promotion. It argues that the WTO rules are capable of promoting environmental protection objectives. The multilateral trade system aims at the eventual total liberalization of cross-border trade through the removal of as many trade barriers - such as tariffs, quantitative restrictions, and trade-distortive practices - as may be politically acceptable to the economic areas involved. After the introduction, Section II provides some background for context purposes. We shall then ...